Galette, Free-Form Tart or Rustic Pie?
I've been in the Galette mood lately because they're just so quick and easy to make. Also called free-form tarts or rustic pies, these easy galettes are made with flaky pie crust, sweet buttery crust or even puff pastry. Just roll it out, smear it with an appropriate spread, fill it with savory veggies and cheese like the Heirloom Tomato Galette or seasonal fruits, fold up the edges and bake. Easy Peasy right?
Fresh Basil Pesto!
A few weeks ago, I bought some zucchini and summer squash at the farmers' market. I had a couple of heirloom tomatoes hanging around, a bunch of tender asparagus and a ton of fresh basil growing in a pot. I whipped up a quick batch of pie crust, some pesto and came up with this galette. John loves this kind of supper. I love it too because it is easy! You don't have to buy any special equipment or form a traditional pie crust in a pie pan. It can be an ugly-pie! Or you can get creative and trim the edges and cut out elaborate pastry leaves to decorate the top. Anything goes with this recipe!
Add Some Parmesan Cheese, Fold it up and Bake!
You can find the recipe for ZUCCHINI GALETTE with Tomatoes, Asparagus and Pesto over at Suite101.com. Add the page to your favorites list and make it often. Vary the veggies if you don't have squash on hand. The recipe is vegetarian, but you can add some bacon, ham or chicken and make it a meat-lover's supper! Add broccoli if you don't have asparagus. Use red onion jam if you don't have pesto. Whatever you have on hand, any way you make it, just have fun and enjoy the fruits of your labor!